Compliance

  • Google rolls out Chrome ad blocking globally

    Back in February 2018, Google Chrome started blocking ads on websites that display non-compliant ads, as defined by the Coalition for Better Ads. The aim was to protect end users from annoying and harmful ad experiences in North America and Europe. On July 9th 2019 Chrome rolled out this initiative globally, meaning all websites viewed in the Chrome browser will be subject to these rules.   Here is a quick recap... Read More

  • ExoClick and Malware and Google ad compliance

    Malware distribution via digital advertising is a continual battle for ad networks. It is important for all of them to protect their publishers and end users from being exposed to malicious ads. Malvertising might happen on any ad network at some point in time, including giant ones like Google. Here are news articles of some recent attacks: Bot Malware Attacks Rise, As Search Engines Blacklist Fewer Sites Good Morning Android... Read More

  • Get ready for new Mastercard rules for free-trial billing

    Starting 16 April 2019, Mastercard will enforce new rules for free-trial conversion billing for advertisers who sell physical products with a free-trial billing model. This does not affect digital products. Mastercard’s new rules apply to vendors who meet all three of the following criteria: Sell physical merchandise, not digital goods or services Use a free-trial or negative option billing model Sell nutraceutical products e.g. vitamins, creams, etc If your business... Read More

  • 7 ExoClick innovations from 2018

    As 2018 comes to a close, ExoClick introduced some great new platform features to help Advertisers convert their offers and help protect Publishers from Google penalisation. Check out these 7 ExoClick innovations we launched in 2018: 1. The ExoClick Bidder This new automation tool for advertisers works just like a smart assistant by automating the optimization of their campaigns. It has two functions: Automatic Bidding – allows advertisers to automatically... Read More

  • ExoClick updates its Advertiser guide to Google restrictions

    Introduction Recently, Google has added more advertising restrictions labelled as “Abusive Experiences.” These are in addition to the previous restrictions that were implemented in Chrome version 64 back in January 2018. With the release of Chrome version 71 (4 December 2018) all restricted ads will be blocked by Google. If publisher websites display any of the ad creatives/ad formats considered as “Abusive”, Google will penalise these websites. More and more... Read More

  • Native Interstitial and Native Exit: Tips

    ExoClick continues to help publishers and advertisers maximise their revenues and adapt to to the current changes within the industry in response to Google’s new ad regulations. We have further developed our Native advertising widget to include 2 brand new formats. Go native now! 1 year ago we launched our Native widget for Native Display. It has been a great success with many premium publishers implementing the format on their... Read More

  • Advertisers: 2018 is the year of user experience

    Google's new restrictions are trying to ensure that 2018 is all about user experience and for publishers and advertisers, this will be the key to success in 2018. Advertisers should use Google compliant ad formats and creatives which are designed to enhance the user experience and not distract the user from viewing the content of a publisher's site. Two formats that are are totally compliant are native advertising and pre-roll... Read More

  • Publishers: 2018 is the year of user experience…

    With the new restrictions from Google kicking in, it is clear that user experience will be the key to publisher success in 2018. Google rewards publisher sites that provide value to users. Delivering high quality content and compliant ad formats ensures a publisher's site will remain in Google’s good books. This allows the publisher to receive high quality traffic, which every media buyer wants. Two formats that are are totally... Read More

  • How Google’s new restrictions affect you as an Advertiser

    Recently, Google released a new set of restrictions called "Abusive Ad Experience" that come into effect from 23rd January paired with the launch of Chrome version 64. Google will now consider as an "Abusive Ad Experience" ads which: Auto-redirect the page without user action Resemble system or site warnings or error messages Simulate messages, dialog boxes or request notifications Depict features which do not work Display a “close” button that... Read More